Training Levels

Noted ages are guidelines only. First month is placement month when the staff will place the student in their most beneficial class/level. Clean technique comes by muscle memory, which happens with slow and steady repetition. Training too fast creates empty and sloppy movement. Remember, slow and steady wins the race!

To see a list of our current classes or register, visit our ENROLL page.

NVB Ballet Company

Northern Vermont Ballet Junior / Senior Ballet Company is an intense upper-level [...]

Ballet 4/5 – En Pointe

By auditioned invitation, this class is for the progressed dancer. Dancers need [...]

Pointe Preparation

By auditioned invitation, this class focuses on the importance of pulled up [...]

Ballet 3

Students will broaden their basic ballet technique. Their age allows them to [...]

Ballet 2

Students will broaden their basic ballet technique. Their age allows them to [...]

Ballet 1

Students will develop ballet fundamentals including body placement and positions, French terminology, [...]

Primary

Students are set up for the classical fundamentals that are standard for [...]

Tiny and Pre Ballet

These two classes focus on teaching the love of dance through creative [...]

Summer Camps & Intensives

We offer 4-Day Camps, 5-Day Intensives and Evening Classes each July & [...]

Enrichment Classes

We offer additional classes in Hip-Hop and Musical Theater/Broadway Jazz. Modern, Tap, [...]

Private Lessons

Private ballet lessons or coaching can be scheduled through the director at $60/hr. [...]

Primary through the NVB Student Company classes follow the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

The Ballet School of Vermont is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Primary through Level 7 & Partnering will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Maryellen Vickery, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 & Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.